Monday, June 25, 2012

Not My Will

John 6:38 (NASB) For I have come down from heaven,  not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

If Jesus the Christ wouldn't do whatever He wanted while on this earth, why do we think it's okay for us?  We continually and consistently do what we think is best, or what someone else has told us is the proper thing to do.  There has got to come a time in your Christian life when you make up in your mind that you are going to do the will of the Father.

"Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."  Do we mean it when we pray it?  I often catch myself serving me instead of serving my God.  What is best for the furtherance of the Kingdom should be the driving force in my decision making process.  The problem that I have, maybe you as well, is that the flesh rises up on a daily basis and tries to take over.  I want this, or I want that.  My family needs ABC, or XYZ would make my life easier.  Why is God's will so often an afterthought?

God's way truly is the best way, and if we would seek His will in every decision we must make (great and small), I think we'll find that our lives couldn't be any better.  I didn't say easier or more comfortable, but BETTER.  If we seek God with all our heart (Jeremiah 29:13), we will find Him - and His will for our lives.  If we walk in God's will for our lives, we walk in God's blessings for our lives.  We expect God to bless whatever plans we make, as long as we're good people doing the right things at the right times.  That's nice, but that isn't seeking God for direction.

Seek God's will for your life, and you will end up where He wants you to be at the right time to accomplish what He would have you to do for His purpose.  We were created for His pleasure, not our own.  He wants to shower us with every good thing, but we must do things His way.  We have to fight our flesh daily, crucify it daily, kick it to the curb daily.  The only way we will seek God's will above our own is to let the Holy Spirit have control of our thoughts, processes, and plans.  We must submit ourselves in order to submit to God's will.

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